Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Luskwood's 11th Anniversary
The official events were not at the "Big Tree," which has come to symbolize Luskwood, but at a few other locations. At 3:30PM SL time, Keeba Tammas and her Tiny band started things off at the Amphitheater. The live performer sang while her avatar was wrapped up in a straightjacket, muzzle, and secured to a hand cart for easier movie a-la Hannibal Lecture. No doubt there was some chuckles as why a human would need to be muzzled around tinies.
At random times during the DJ events, the founders present would occasionally offer trivia questions with Linden dollar cash prizes for the first correct response,
tenth anniversary celebrations last year, "So finishing up our Luskwood 11th, the wrap up and last act of the weekend will be Alazarin Mondrian at last year's crazy build in Perry. ... See you there!"
And so at 2PM began the last of the LW11B acts, with Alazarin and his rock n' roll band performing on the stage. On the platform illuminated by strange glowing plants, the audience listened, usually dancing, to the music, in addition to cracking jokes to one another, "Tonight you met real aliens and robots!" "And tacos?" "Space taco." "That may not be healthy." "But it's a space taco!"
There were a number of Luskwood regulars and noted visitors attending the celebration. The founders Arito Cotton, Liam Roark, and the popular Michi Lumin were there, Michi being the one whom stuck it out to Midnight on Friday night. Others there included Ardy Lay, Satch Flan, Hagalaz Nilsson, Quiana Levitt, OldVamp Resident, Cereal Milk, Athy Squeegee. Reignick Deakins, Fury Rosewood, Roxikat Muse (furry artist), and others.
At the end, Michi thanked the musicians, "This is actually pretty much the wrap up of LW11B guys, since we started 3:30 PM yesterday but -- thanks Alazarin. (smile) ... Anyways. thank you everyone.. Performers, coordinators, builders, really, as I said this years LWB really was done by the core and the community... So that means a lot... Next year we will start planning earlier; Ahty says we'll start planning in July (raspberries)."
And so, the oldest community in Second Life turned a year older. But in a few days it's party time again. On the afternoon and evening of October 31, Luskwood holds it's Halloween party.
Happy Birthday Luskwood
Links: Luskwood website, Luskwood Wikifur entry, Luskwood SL Wiki entry, SL Newser Interview with Michi Lumin